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crashcooter

06:38AM | 06/08/06
Member Since: 06/07/06
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We're building a 22x25 addition and was wonder the approximate cost for the foundation and footers. Including digging the ground, etc. We are reusing the brick we currently have so the only cost would be for the blocks. Would $3000 seem to high or low?


Piffin

08:41AM | 06/11/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
At least a dozen variables to that answer, including depth, location, local labor force, local economic conditions....

I couldn't get the hole dug for three grand

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LicensedWaterproofer

11:59AM | 06/11/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


'IF' this addition is going to be built abut/next to existing basement wall then, 'NOW' is the time to correctly Waterproof `n backfill the existing wall.

Seen too many assume that building an addition/porch etc is somehow going to keep all water away from an existing crack(s) in basement wall OR, the use of HEAVY EQUIPMENT next to existing wall 'could' create a crack in bsmt wall,YES...it is Possible.

Read 'LAST' paragrapgh, -Careful On Construction Site-

http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Why-Foundations_Fail-Foundation-A2095.html


LicensedWaterproofer

12:03PM | 06/11/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Why_Foundations_Fail-Foundation-A2095.html
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